Hunters Care Centre

Cherry Tree Lane


Tel: 01285 653707

Care Provider: Barchester Healthcare Homes Limited

Care Type Care Home
Care Category Nursing, Dementia, Respite.
Availability Call for details
Overall CQC Rating Good
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Meet The Manager

Ciprian Groza is Acting General Manager at Hunters Care Centre.

He started nursing in 2012 in A&E, later moving to Swindon to work as an RGN. He has been at Hunters since April 2018. He monitors and maintains care standards within the home to ensure best practice and the delivery of excellent care. He oversees clinical practice and provides support and supervision to registered nurses and the care team. Ciprian aims to build a strong and dedicated team to provide person-centred care for all residents, where they are treated with respect and dignity.

Ciprian Groza

At Hunters Care Centre, we provide a range of accommodation and services for older people in need of support, from independent living to 24-hour nursing. We also provide specialist support for individuals living with dementia in our bespoke Memory Lane Community. Hunters is proud to be one of the first homes to be accredited as part of Barchester’s 10-60-06 Dementia Care Programme, reflecting the enhanced level of dementia care and improved quality of life experience by residents here at Hunters.

All of our independent living properties are self-contained and residents have the option of taking advantage of the additional care and support services available in the main home, such as meals and group activities.

Hunters have been approved by the Cinnamon Trust, the national charity for the elderly, those terminally ill and their pets. This means we have been acknowledged by this charity as a pet-friendly home. We have strong links with and regular visits from a local Pets as Therapy dog, Zoolab and Walks with Hawks, all of which residents thoroughly enjoy and get a huge amount of satisfaction from.

Our home is a former country manor house in a stunning position on the Fosse Way on the outskirts of Cirencester. Residents can enjoy the local amenities of Cirencester and the surrounding Cotswolds countryside, whilst also being easily accessible from the M5 and M4. We welcome visitors at any time, so please feel free to pop in or give us a call.

Care Options We Can Provide
Support For Companionship, Personal care.
Disability Support Bed Bound, Wheel Chair Bound, Walking Frame, Physical Disability, Physically Frail, Requires Hoist .
Medication By Mouth, Injection, Suppository.
Type Of Dementia Mild Dementia, Moderate Dementia.
Dementia Specialisms Alzheimer's.
Respite Care Yes
Minimum Age

Our Building and Facilities

All the services and facilities on offer are designed to enhance residents’ lives within the home. The care we provide is all about looking after their health and understanding what makes them happy. Please don’t hesitate to ask our friendly staff any questions you may have about the services we offer.

How Many Floors We Have

Who Owns Our Building

Communal Rooms
Dining Rooms, TV Lounges, Sitting Rooms.

What Else Do We Provide
GP, Minibus, Assisted Bathroom, Lift.

Our Garden
Vegetable Plot, Sensory Garden.

How 'Smart' Are We?
Interactive Digital Touch Table.

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  • Electric profiling bed
  • Nurse call system
  • Room with garden views
  • TV in bedroom

About Our Rooms
Number Of Rooms 97

Type Of Room
Single Room.

Room Features
Furnished, Unfurnished, Step Free Access, Garden View.

Room Facilities
Freeview TV, Sky/Cable TV, Alarm, Catch up TV.


The care we provide is delivered in a way that promotes independence for those who live in our home. Where possible, it is important that residents are encouraged to perform daily tasks independently or with minor support. Our services are devised with individualised treatment in mind for each person, so getting to know everyone and understanding their needs is imperative to delivering bespoke, person-centred care.

Our Carers
Ramona Gherendi
Ramona Gherendi
Clinical Lead for Nights

Ramona Gherendi is the clinical lead for nights at Hunters. Ramona joined the home in February 2018. She completed her nursing qualifications in 2004 in Romania, and went on to work as an anaesthetic nurse. Ramona moved to the UK with her family in 2011, going on to work as a registered nurse and in nursing managerial roles. She loves working with the elderly and especially enjoys working at Hunters, as she feels all of the residents are treated with dignity and respect.

Hayley Whelans
Hayley Whelans
Clinical Lead for Memory Lane

Hayley has worked at Hunters for over fifteen years, initially working as a carer before taking a break to gain her nursing qualifications. Hayley returned to Hunters becoming a key member of the team. Hayley has only ever worked on Memory Lane and could not see herself working anywhere else. Hayley loves working with the residents and the care team and aims to provide a safe and stimulating environment for everyone to live and work in whilst promoting the values of dignity and respect for all.

Anca Chis
Anca Chis
Acting Deputy Manager

Anca joined the team at Hunters in 2019 as Clinical Lead. She has over five years’ experience in senior nursing positions in elderly care. Anca aims to lead her team by example and deliver excellent levels of care whilst maintaining the high standards at Hunters. Anca is focused on ensuring that the care team work in a person-centred way and treat each resident as an individual with dignity and respect.

Ron Bennett
Ron Bennett
Resident Ambassador

Ron spent his life travelling the world and has a wealth of experience to offer Hunters in his role as Resident Ambassador. Ron represents residents at monthly meetings and in the day-to-day running of the home, ensuring that they have a say in things, such as the menus and the types of activities on offer.

Top Parnell
Top Parnell

Top Parnell previously worked at Hunters as an Admin Assistant. A valued member of the team, Top has recently stepped into the role of Home Administrator.

Steve Chamberlain
Steve Chamberlain
Activities Coordinator

Steve has worked at Hunters since 2011 and manages activity provision in the home, from the weekly quiz and daily activities to theme days and musical entertainment, in addition to larger scale events involving the local community, such as the annual Summer Fête.

Darren Jones
Darren Jones
Head of Maintenance

My name is Darren Jones and my main background is in hospitality as a Maintenance Supervisor, planning and running projects. Prior to this, I spent three years as an electrician. I am also the primary carer for my son, who has Autism, which has given me great insight into the care sector. My aim is to provide residents, their families, staff and visitors with a safe and welcoming home in which to live, visit and work.

Paula Hedges
Paula Hedges
Head Housekeeper

Paula is the Head Housekeeper at Hunters and has been part of the team since 2018. Paula aims to provide a safe, clean and welcoming environment for all at Hunters, whilst making time for our residents and listening to their individual needs, providing them with that personal touch to make Hunters truly feel like home.

Jennie McKenzie
Jennie McKenzie

Hairdresser Jennie McKenzie has worked at Hunters for the last four years, making sure residents at our home are pampered and look their best.

Pet Therapy Dog

Mayhem has been faithfully visiting Hunters since 2014, providing residents with comfort and pleasure, and making a real difference to their lives.

The Importance Of Meal Times

Food and Nutrition at Hunters

At the heart of our meals are fresh, seasonal ingredients that are bursting with flavour. Our food is cooked to the highest standard and we take great care to cater to the dietary requirements of everyone living here at the home. Residents may even discover a new favourite food or enjoy an old favourite prepared in a new and exciting way. We actively encourage loved ones to attend our mealtimes so that they can get a taste of what we offer. Please see below for more details.

Dietary requirements

For residents that have difficulties in swallowing we modify the menu of the day so that is it a soft, palatable dish. To support our chefs in producing these dishes, our hospitality and Chef Academy organises theory and practical workshops. Working in partnership with Nutricia, our practical workshops involve all chefs and deputy managers learning about dysphagia and producing these modified menus. The chefs work with the chef trainer to prepare fork mashable and thick puree meals to the correct consistency, taste and presentation. The deputy managers can then ensure all modified menus served are presented correctly for our residents.

Attracting top chefs

Our chefs are recruited on the basis of an interview with the regional hospitality support team and the manager for the home. Selection also involves a practical element where potential cooks are asked to cook for and meet a panel of people living in the home. Chefs take their job extremely seriously and our annual Chef competition sees our chefs battle it out in regional heats and then at a national final for the accolade of 'Barchester's Chef of the Year'.

We Serve Food At
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Dietary Options
Vegetarian, Vegan, Pureed, Diabetic.

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Activities Are So Important

Activities are the cornerstone of a wholesome home experience and our Activities Coordinators are always putting their creative minds to the test by organising new and exciting social events for residents to partake in. Of course, we take into account the likes and dislikes of those we support, so if someone doesn’t feel like trying something new, there will always be something on offer to reflect their personal interests. For the people who may just prefer some peace and quiet instead, we also offer one-to-one time that can be enjoyed with a nice cup of coffee or just a simple chat – whatever they desire.

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EXAMPLE TIMETABLE - Christmas 2019 - Hunters.pdf

Activities At Home
Music, Singing, Painting, Cooking, Pet Therapy, Crafts, Board Games, Exercise Class, Animal Petting, Card Games, Themed Events, Birthday Celebrations, Visiting Entertainment.

Activities Outside Our Home
Local Tourist Attractions, Shopping, Garden Centre.

Cherry Tree Lane

Category Rating
Overall Good
Safe Good
Well Led Good
Caring Good
Responsive Good
Effective Good
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Report Published 7th September 2017
Registration Date 15th February 2011
Bus Stop nearby.

Nearby Services
Shops, Park.

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